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Re: Cloning an EXT3 drive?



Hello,

I compiled the latest GNU Parted 1.4.24, but when I try to resize the partition, I get the following error:

No implementation: This ext2 filesystem has a rather strange layout! Parted can't resize this (yet).

I was able to resize the swap partition without any issues.

I used tune2fs to convert the partition back to ext2, but it still gave the same error message.

Any ideas?

Dan

At 02:59 PM 3/20/02 +0000, you wrote:
Hi,

On Wed, Mar 20, 2002 at 02:39:15PM +0000, Nigel Metheringham wrote:

> Following this you could use gnu parted to move and resize your
> partitions.  You may need to use tune2fs to remove the journal before
> doing this and then put it back on again afterwards (not used parted for
> a while so not sure how it handles journals now - especially now they do
> not appear in the main fs).

It should be OK, I think --- the journal is just another inode, and
there's nothing special about the way the kernel finds the data.  I
don't think that parted looks at the directory structure at all so the
fact that it's a hidden inode shouldn't matter; but, I haven't tested
it.

Cheers,
 Stephen



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